What books belong in the Bible? How do we know we have the right books in the Bible? Do we have an authoritative list of books, or a list of authoritative books? With so many today (even pastors) questioning the authority of the Bible, this question is more valuable than ever. The questions we will … Continue reading Which Words Are God’s Words?
This is post three of five in the series on killing sin. Refer back to Post 1 and Post 2. We have now gained a working definition of both sin and temptation. Now we will see what Scripture tells us of declaring war against sin. Note: this is not a practical "how-to" guide, but understanding … Continue reading How to Kill Sin: Declaring War (Part 3)
As a junior in college, I began to read Scripture more routinely and joyfully. It was in a house with four other guys, that I would wake up and have my time with God and His Word at 8:00 am (early for a 20 year old college guy!). Depending on the day would depend how … Continue reading The Joy of the Old Testament
When we come to the Word of the living God and we read the divinely inspired, God-breathed words, we must come away with conviction of the self rather than compliments of the self. We must come away with instruction and transformation rather than just information and self-justification. When we read the convicting words, we must … Continue reading The Weight of the Word